We wrote about Apple’s Carplay about a month ago and were pretty impressed with how it looked. The only downside to the whole thing was the fact that it would only be coming in newer cars and not backward compatible with our existing cars. So while buying a new car just for the upgrade would have been the answer, it was also ridiculous.
Thankfully, Alpine electronics has come up with a way to bring CarPlay to just about any car this fall. The system would be installed as any 2-DIN player would be now and would use a wired connection rather than Bluetooth to connect to Apple’s iOS devices. This will also be the first aftermarket solution that is compatible with CarPlay. It will be rumoured to cost around US$500 – 700 and be available in the US and Europe this fall. Let’s hope that means Asia will get that not long after!
Google I/O 2014 will be happening in about two month’s time (on 25-26 June 2014 to be precise), and it looks like the leaks are starting to trickle in. Android Police recently got their hands on a set of redesigned icons for Android, internally referred to as “Moonshine”, featuring a flatter design that looks more similar to the icons Google uses on the web for these services.
Usually when your iPhone is running low on juice you do a couple of things; Turn down the brightness, switch off WiFi and of course close all open apps in the multitasking tray. Well according to former Genius Bar technician Scott Loveless, that may actually have an inverse effect on your battery life!
“My first thought that day was that while I was asleep I’d made more money than she had all year.”
For Rami Ismail, the co-developer of Ridiculous Fishing, an iOS app where users shoot at fishes with a machine gun, being an overnight success can be a life-changing experience in more ways than one. At a time when more and more indie game developers are making games and hoping to be the next overnight millionaire, those who have done it share that sudden success comes with its own set of issues.
Coming later this year, Windows Phone 8.1 will provide plenty of new features to Windows Phone 8 devices which include the Cortana personal assistant, Action Center, Start Screen Background, Lock Screen theme, Word Flow keyboard and more. As for owners of Nokia devices, they will receive even more features in their Lumia devices.
Facebook is testing out a fresh revamp of its UI on the Facebook for Android app, and a beta build of it has been rolled out to select users worldwide. The interface features a new flat design, utilizing swipe gestures to navigate between your timeline, messages and notifications.
A few days ago, we shared a pretty funny glitch on iOS 7.1 that allowed users to temporarily delete some stock apps on their iOS devices like Weather, Stock, Game Center and more, but today’s glitch is nothing quite like that. The latest glitch found on iOS 7 will allow users to disable Find My iPhone and thus, be able to delete everything inside your iOS device.